Pediatric Therapy Clinic
PEDIATRIC THERAPY – CLINIC – A child may be better served in our Clinic setting if they are in need of a more specialized environment, specialized equipment or a consolidated therapy schedule between multiple therapy types. We have three outpatient locations in Houston and the greater Houston area. The pediatric clinics offer specialized equipment that cannot be taken into a Home Health setting such as Therasuit and other specialized equipment to meet a child’s sensory needs. This would also include Aquatic Therapy. Children seem to benefit from Clinic Therapy in the following instances:
- Child may be a little older (about 2 – 3 years) and need a more physical environment
- Your child needs the structure a therapist can put in place in the clinic setting
- Your child needs to have multiple therapies on the same schedule day
- There are no home distractions so your child can better focus on therapy
- Your child seems to need a bigger challenge in therapy to make more progress
- Home space doesn’t allow for the needed equipment to enhance therapy treatment
- Your child and caregiver benefit from the social aspect of similar peers
The clinics are designed and equipped to optimize therapy time and create a higher level of challenge for your child. When entering a Reach Therapy Clinic, it is easy to see how much thought we have put into creating a wonderful therapeutic environment. There are many different spaces throughout the clinics to fit exactly what the therapist requires to work with your child. They include:
The sensory gym is a space where children can explore different sensations that challenge their sensory system. In addition to pure sensory therapy, these same activities are used to help children gain strength, balance, coordination and confidence to move through the world like their peers.
The PT gym is a space that often has many mirrors, floor mats, weights, therapy balls, and perhaps parallel bars or stairs. Physical therapists have the added benefit of using this equipment to help your child increase their strength and mobility.
Aquatic therapy is available at our central location and has numerous therapeutic benefits. The heat of the water at 90 degrees assists in relaxing muscles and improving circulation. Water creates a weightless effect that allows you to move and exercise muscle groups that are weakened or working less efficiently in order to gradually gain strength.
For many of our families, the outpatient clinic becomes a second family. They get to know other families and see familiar therapists who are there to help their child. Many children seem to make friends easily at the clinic when this can often be challenging for them in other environments. In addition, the clinic provides families a chance to interact with other people who understand their challenges and provide support and encouragement.
Regardless of place of service our therapists will work with the most important member of your child’s healthcare team…YOU! Our parents and caregivers are integral partners in helping our patients achieve the highest level of skill and healthcare outcomes.